Human rights quotes

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◆ The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
- John F. Kennedy100
◆ Same-sex couples should be able to get married.
- Barack Obama100
◆ America now stands as the world's foremost power. We should be proud: Not since the age of the Romans have one people achieved such preeminence. But we are not Romans; we do not seek an empire. We are Americans, trustees of a vision and a heritage that commit us to the values of democracy and the universal cause of human rights.
- Senator John Kerry99
◆ And when human rights are being thrown aside, ignored, well, there's no game in progress, that's all -- in spite of the childhood bible, the comic strip. It believes that only when you're permitted to murder, kill, rob and burn can a game be in progress. That is the message carried to us by the Sunday papers. And that is the message which every child erroneously learns.
- L Ron Hubbard99
◆ Individuals have rights and there are things no person or group may do to them (without violating their rights).
- Robert Nozick99
◆ No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mahatma Gandhi99
◆ From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz99
◆ From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.
- Howard Dean99
◆ The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll99
◆ If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky99
◆ America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter99
◆ Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter99
◆ Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
- Mahatma Gandhi99
◆ A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
- A Philip Randolph99
◆ No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
- Abraham Lincoln99

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